karabo: Wade concept

Hi everybody, I’ve been working on a design for the next Wade. The 3.0 or 4.0?? My main inspiration for this design comes from the Tiger and the Alligator. I tried to design something new and aggressive that will match Wade style on the court. Then, The second element that influenced my design was the Converse that Darnell Hillman of the Nets was wearing in 1978. The way the lines are flowing on the lateral side influenced me a lot. I think it is the same shoe that Julius Erving was wearing back then. Can I get some feedbacks.

Here is the converse


First rendering